R.E.M. – Leaving New York

This is in responce to the post on Modest Mouse.

Having been an R.E.M. fan for a long time, this Madion Square Garden show   was my first time seeing R.E.M. in concert. Modest Mouse gave direct support to R.E.M. and they were ok.  I was more into watching (daydreaming) guitarist Johnny Marr, the former SMITH legend, wishing that it was them on stage.  

R.E.M. has stood the test of time, their music played so well going from the early 80’s jangly “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” sung by bassist Mike Mills to the more experimental and gloomy “Leaving New York”. The two-part harmony of mike and michael is the trademark sound of this band. they kept me singing all night. other songs performed were

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

The One I Love

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

and Let Me In, from the MONSTER album which i thought  was

amazingly sung by michael stipe. here are pictures of the show. i was able to

 get a center section, isle seat

5th row from the stage…magical night.





"Rock n Roll...Forever" Ben Gazzari
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Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 6:04 pm.
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